December 28th, 2019
Gain in Death
Philippians 1:21 (KJB) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
The Apostle Paul gave us a powerful perspective about death. Not only that, he tells us that he is looking forward to gaining in his death.
Death is often not viewed as an advantage or something to gain in this world. In fact, grief, sadness, and many questions and unknowns accompany thoughts of death. Death seems final and fatal to any souls who are living outside of having a personal relationship with ... Continue Reading →
June 30th, 2019
Paul Returns to The Galatian Church
Galatians 1:6-7 (KJB) I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Paul is amazed as he returns to visit the Galatian church.
Because these fresh converts whom Paul had given the gospel message on his most recent visit were now acquainted with a ... Continue Reading →
June 20th, 2019
Zealous About the Law and Lineage
Acts 22:3 (KJB) I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
Paul was proud of his heritage. His credentials were impeccable according to ancient Jewish standards. Paul was a man with ... Continue Reading →
June 19th, 2019
Paul Was Relentless
Galatians 1:13-14 (KJB) For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: 14 And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
There was likely hardly a person in these ancient times who was not familiar with Paul, both after his conversion and well ... Continue Reading →
March 19th, 2019
Foolish Galatians Reprimanded
Galatians 3:1 (KJB) O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Paul comes straight at obvious spiritual errors of the Galatians armed with the truths of God. Oh, how foolish they were in trying to keep the law, perhaps even making Paul’s heart skip a beat, as he considered their misplaced confidence in such blatantly incorrect doctrine.
Hadn’t they ... Continue Reading →
March 17th, 2019
Life Is Not All About Me, Myself, and I
Philippians 2:20-21 (KJB) For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.
The Apostle Paul made these remarks in dealing with Roman associates who often resorted to taking care of their own needs and feelings rather than noticing the needs of others about them. Anotherwards, they placed their individual needs ahead of the collective ... Continue Reading →
Walking Worthy for Christ in A World Falling Apart
Up Close and Personal with the Apostle Paul Series
Psalm 128:1 (KJB) A Song of degrees. Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
This scripture verse about reverencing and fearing God and walking in step with Him in any circumstance of life rings true to this day. Every child of God walking hand in hand with Him is blessed beyond ... Continue Reading →
February 19, 2019
Many Mocked Paul
Acts 17:32-34 (KJB) And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. 33 So Paul departed from among them. 34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
Undoubtedly, Paul ran into all kinds of personalities among the crowds he preached to about the resurrection on his ... Continue Reading →
February 03, 2019
They Were All Afraid
Acts 9:26 (KJB) And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
This verse points to the fear and anxiety at work inside the hearts and minds of these professing men of God. These disciples were taken aback by Paul daring to join in with them as a disciple. They were not hospitable or approachable ... Continue Reading →